Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Death rate map
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/7/2015 4:45:32 AM
“Our world has an unfinished agenda in women’s reproductive ... Rather, they may have one to three years of post-high school training. In low income countries, the mortality rate from anesthesia can be as high as one in 150, whereas in Canada and ...
Smoking set to kill one in three young Chinese men as country faces 'epidemic'
The Guardian - 10/9/2015 1:37:03 AM
China consumes over a third of the world ... death over the next few decades.” The 2010 death toll was made up of some 840,000 men and 130,000 women in China, which has a population of about 1.4 billion. Smokers have about twice the mortality rate ...
India's poverty rate lowest, says World Bank
Rediff India Abroad - 10/5/2015 1:09:00 PM
the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world is likely to fall to under 10 per cent of the global population in 2015. "India was home to the largest number of poor in 2012, but its poverty rate is one of the lowest among those countries ...
India's poverty rate lowest among nations with poor population: World Bank
Firstpost - 10/6/2015 10:58:57 AM
Washington: India accounted for the largest number of poor people in any country in 2012, but its poverty rate was lowest among countries having large number of poor population, a latest World Bank report ... the famine and mortality risks associated ...
China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study
Yahoo News - 10/8/2015 11:28:12 PM
Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers Friday who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous ... about twice the mortality rate of people who never smoked ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World ... other countries. An American woman faces a 1 in 2,400 risk of death during childbirth. Only five other industrialized countries—Albania, Latvia, Moldova, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine—fare worse on maternal death rates.
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:33:27 AM
LESBEHOLDEN, Guyana – The young man responds all too easily when asked whether he knows anyone who has committed suicide in his village, a sleepy cluster of homes and rum shops surrounded by vast brown fields of rice awaiting harvest. Less than a year ...
Millions of the world's poorest saved by Nobel winners
Ecommerce Journal - 10/6/2015 10:51:48 AM
Lancaster said his biggest regret was not beating Wales and that maybe the England team was too young for this World Cup ... has won their last 11 games in Death Valley, which is the fourth-best number now in the country. "There's no drop-off".
Africa: Counting Every Birth and Death Could Make a Difference to Health Inequities in Africa
AllAfrica - 10/8/2015 2:45:39 PM
The marks of a well functioning system According to the World Health Organisation, a country has a well-functioning civil registration and vital statistics system if it registers all births and deaths, issues birth and death certificates and compiles and ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Researchers at the World Health Organization looked at mortality rates for newborn babies over the last 20 ... the United States now lags behind 40 other countries including Lithuania, Israel and Cuba. American newborns die at about the same rate as ...
Marin County’s Breast Cancer Rate Has Plummeted. Why?
ww2.kqed.org - 10/7/2015 6:00:07 PM
In 1994, a report from CPIC (then called Northern California Cancer Center) identified the high rate of breast cancer in Marin County, compared it to that of countries around the world and concluded ... has dropped 31 percent. Mortality has also sharply ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...
High Syrian maternal and newborn death rates attributed to women’s fears of contracting Ebola while giving birth at health centres
News-Medical - 10/6/2015 5:36:50 AM
Peter Nderitu, Sierra Leone Country Director for VSO, says: “Before the Ebola epidemic, we had been working with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health for 6 years to reduce maternal and new-born mortality ... and the World Health Organisation.
Death Rate From Virus More Than Doubles, Varying Sharply by Country
New York Times - 4/21/2003 11:59:09 PM
Although the overall death rate, according to World Health Organization statistics, has hovered around 4 percent in the last three weeks, it has varied widely among the 26 countries, plus Hong Kong, with cases of the disease, known as SARS. When W.H.O ...